If you're looking for a fun summer sweet treat, these cherry mango popsicles are for you! Made with just three ingredients and without yogurt, they are super easy to make as a healthy vegan and gluten free sweet treat.
Summer means one thing in my family - fun weekend get togethers with a paddling pool, football and of course popsicles in the back yard! Most store-bought popsicles (or ice lollies as they called in the UK!) are full of not-so-great ingredients, so I hope you enjoy these healthy popsicles.
Inspired by the cherry coconut popsicles I already have here on the site, I wanted to make some with a bit of a tropical flavour too. These cherry and mango popsicles require just three ingredients, with fruit and coconut milk. Super easy to make, and both kids and adults will love this summer snack!
Why this recipe is so good
Perfect for summer. When the temperature rises, I know most of us reach for a popsicle. It's so easy to keep a store in the freezer for a hot summer day.
Minimal ingredients. We simply use fruit and coconut milk, so they are very healthy! They are made without refined sugar or added sugar.
Simple recipe. It takes just a few minutes to blend the mixture then the freezer does the work for you.
Made without yogurt. These cherry popsicle are made without yogurt, making them suitable for those on a dairy free diet or low histamine diet (as per the SIGHI list).
A very short ingredients list for these popsicles! You will need:
- Cherries and mango - I tend to use frozen, but you can also use fresh. They will take a tiny bit longer to freeze if using fresh fruit.
- Coconut milk - the type from a can rather than the pouring type from a carton you would use for coffee.
Swaps and variations
Use fresh fruit. You can easily use fresh fruit instead of frozen.
Adjust the ratio of ingredients. Fancy more of a mango flavour? Simply add a bit more, and reduce the amount of cherries.
Blender - to blend the fruit and coconut milk.
Jug - for ease, I find pouring the mixture into a jug then into your popsicle molds to be less messy!
Popsicle mold - to make your popsicles!
Step by step instructions
Making these mango and cherry popsicles is very simple, and requires minimal ingredients and steps:
Add the fruit and coconut milk to your blender (image 1).
Blend to a thick consistency (image 2). You may need to scrape the sides down or give it a shake if using a Nutribullet, as the frozen fruit may get 'stuck' at the bottom.
Recipe tip: letting the fruit thaw for 5-10 minutes before blending helps it blend more easily.
Pour the mixture into your popsicles molds (image 3).
Personally I pour the mixture from the blender into a jug, and then pour from a jug into the popsicle mold.
Place the popsicles in the freezer and freeze for an hour.
After an hour, add your popsicle stick (depending upon the type of popsicle mold you are using) (image 4). Then return and freeze for at least another five hours.
Recipe tips and notes
- Thaw the fruit before blending. Letting the cherries and mango thaw (if using frozen fruit) for ten minutes helps it blend more easily.
- Use a jug to fill the popsicle mold. It can get a bit messy pouring straight from the blender into the molds, so I first pour the mixture into a jug, then into the molds.
- Make sure to freeze for at least six hours overall. Any sooner and the popsicles will likely not be frozen through.
Frequently asked questions
Both fresh and frozen fruit can be used to make fruit popsicles.
It is best to leave popsicles in the freezer for at least six hours before use.
No, you do not need to use yogurt to make popsicles. Coconut milk is a good swap for yogurt to make popsicles.
It depends upon the type of mold being used, but if you are using a solid plastic mold then running warm water on the sides will help loosen the popsicle.
More icy treats for summer
Cherry mango popsicles
- Popsicle mold
- 1.5 cups frozen cherries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ cup coconut milk
- Blend the fruit and coconut milk in a blender until all combined. You may need to scrape the sides down a few times.
- Pour into a jug, then pour into your popsicle molds. Freeze for about an hour, then add the stick (depending upon the type of mold you are using). Return to the freezer for at least five hours or until fully frozen.
- If using frozen fruit it is helpful to let it thaw for 5-10 minutes to help it blend more easily.
- Using a jug to pour the mixture into the popsicle molds is often less messy!
- Adjust the ratio of mango and cherry if you like!
- Depending upon the type of popsicle mold being used, loosen by running warm water over the sides of the popsicles.
- mango, which scores 1 and has a ? as a liberator. There is a note, 'to be debated. Is often well tolerated'.
- cherries score 0, but there is a note 'controversial'.